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07/31/13

Angular backed SVGs

Scalable Vector Graphics are super cool. They’re small compared to raster graphics and they’re dynamic. We recently created an application that needed a set of line graphs like this: My immediate thought was to use a charting library like NVD3.js or Raphael.js. We settled on NVD3.js, but the library started...

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07/29/13

Scraping By: Dev Tips for Designers

You are a designer working in web today. Because you make the things pretty, you are used to chucking your designs over the developer wall and leaving it there. Wrong. Any designer worth their salt working in interfaces has to have some basic understanding of how to run a dev...

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07/26/13

Why I Chose Zurb Foundation

We use Zurb’s Foundation framework on all our projects at Gaslight. I’ve been meaning to talk about why I believe Foundation is superior to Bootstrap for some time and what better time than today. Mobile First Foundation has been mobile first since the beginning. Responsive sites are pretty important to...

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07/15/13

Style Guides: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Grid

Bam, I have created the perfect design. Every checkbox is in place, all the type is perfectly aligned. Oh wait, I resized the window and everything IS WRONG. One of the things I miss the most about print design is the certainty that an element will appear precisely where I...

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05/08/13

CinciJS - Should This Button Be Blue? Simple Design Considerations to Make Your Product Not Suck

Beautiful code needs a beautiful interface. Ok not necessarily beautiful, but at least usable. I’ll offer some quick tips on type, color, grid, hierarchy, and other elements to help your project be successful. About Kristin Kristin Lasita is a designer at Gaslight. Born in Cincinnati, trained in print design, and...

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03/11/13

Making our users feel great: The psychology of making things easy to use.

The design industry has lost focus on what it means to be a user experience designer. It’s not about writing requirements, drawing wireframes, graphic design or even user research. It’s about making your users feel great. While those other skills are important, they are just a means to an end....

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